Free Organic Gardening Webinar For Berkeley Thursday

BERKELEY, CA – Alameda County’s Clean Water Program – protecting our streams, wetlands, and the bay – is hosting a free webinar Thursday to help Berkeley gardeners fight weeds without using toxic herbicides.

Lawns, flower beds, gardens, and even sidewalks sprout after copious rainfall in October and December. In this webinar you will learn “organic, environmentally friendly techniques for safe and effective weed control”.

According to the organizers of the webinar, it is important to take action now to avoid fewer weeds for the rest of the year.

The session will be attended by two speakers, Charlotte Canner and Suzanne Bontempo, who will provide advice specific to Alameda County.

Register now for the free webinar, which takes place on Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

If you can’t do the webinar, search for Clean Water Programs on their YouTube channel. The monthly organic horticulture webinars will continue through June, so check back often.

Suzanne Bontempo is a program manager at Our Water, Our World. She works as an environmental educator and teaches the principles of integrated pest management for sustainable, environmentally friendly pest management around the house and garden. Bontempo is also the owner of Plant Harmony. She has been a professional gardener for over 25 years.

Charlotte Canner is a graduate of Garden for the Environment’s Get Up! Program in San Francisco in 2015 and has continued studying and gardening since then. She works as a lawyer for integrated pest control in the Our Water, Our World program and as a compost teacher. As an environmental activist, Charlotte loves to share her knowledge and passion for soil health, regenerative horticulture practices, and building healthy, diverse ecosystems. Her blog is Earth Ally.

The Clean Water Program includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Union City, County Alameda, the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Zone 7 Water Agency.

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